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By ETFoneHome, Senior Member on 10th April 2014, 10:55 PM
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Even though it has no volume buttons on the remote,will the Fire TV have any other source of volume control, maybe within the apps or perhaps using a keyboard media keys?

This would be great for those using PC speakers that don't have a remote or for not having to use two remotes. Of all the set tops I have used, only Chromecast allows volume control via app. I can even turn off the phone's screen and still be able to use the volume buttons.
11th April 2014, 03:01 AM |#2  
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I like the idea of controlling my volume with the FTV remote. It's android so maybe someone could tie system volume to the up and down buttons on the ring button of the FTV remote during video play back or audio playback. I do recognize there are times when you want to use the up and down rather than volume control though.

Just my $0.02
11th April 2014, 04:02 AM |#3  
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Yea I am trying to watch prime movie right now and I can barley here it with my tv volume all the way up. Volume boosting options would be nice too
7th April 2015, 04:15 PM |#4  
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I also second this requirement. Using NetFlix with my Bluetooth speakers is a pain to control volume. Would be awesome to be able to use AFTV own remote control.
8th April 2015, 12:47 AM |#5  
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Wrong reply... Sorry.
8th April 2015, 05:08 AM |#6  
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I ended up with buying speakers or an amplifier with a volume remote control instead.
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Under 13, XBMC had a volume control that let you adjust gain during video playback (not music playback, IIRC.)

So it's possible to adjust the gain of the digital output - but it's important to understand that it is a digital output, whether via HDMI or optical out, and many apps simply will not touch a digital volume - doing so in some ways defeats the point of digitally reproducing sound since in theory you want to avoid altering the signal in the digital domain, you want to get it to the analog gain stage untouched, and then increase the signal amplitude there.

Ah, figured it out:

You need to disable passthrough in the audio menu of the video you're watching -- failing to do that means that you're telling the system 'pass through an exact copy of the audio' - which precludes fiddling with the gain of the signal (and thus compressing it.)

Once that's done, the gain slider operates.
5th August 2017, 11:17 PM |#8  
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Kodi has controls for adjusting the volume. I use Lepai 2.1 amplifier with 2 speakers and a passive sub-woofer. I use Kodi to watch my OTA (Over-the-Air) digital recordings. It goes from HDMI, to the TOS digital out, converted to RCA out to the amplifier. If Kodi can adjust the volume for the recorded OTA programming, there is now reason why FireTv does not have some main volume control. That would be nice.
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